Friday, August 27, 2010
I recently received a call from a friend of my sister who requested a 10th wedding anniversary cake. She wanted a reinterpretation of the cake she had at her reception. She told me her colors and that she loves daisy's then reluctantly asked for it to be heart shaped. She explained that her aunt, who is quite persuasive, did her original cake and insisted that only one shape said romance. I was happy to oblige, however, if I become known as the heart shaped cake lady I just might scream.
Her cake flavors were gluten free orange almond poppy seed cake with cream cheese filling, chocolate peanut butter cake with raspberry buttercream (Yum) and apple spice cake with cream cheese icing. Here's to another 50+ years!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
My friend Alaina is probably my best customer. I have done more cakes for her than anyone else. So, I was super happy when she asked me to do her daughter's 6th birthday cake. I've done a few Hannah Montana cakes for her in the past but this year she wanted Justin Bieber. Alaina said Harmony loves the color blue, peace signs and especially Mr. Bieber. I decided to get a teen magazine for inspiration and was so glad I did. I ended up stealing a bunch of phrases that my aged brain would not have come up with on its own. I even covered the board with a Bieber poster I found in the magazine. Harmony was speechless when I dropped it off but her mom later said she and her besties squealed with joy. Awesome. I can't wait for the next Justin Bieber cake!
My little girl turned 5 this July and for the second year in a row she insisted on having a princess party. My husband tried convincing her to do a superhero theme which she considered for a whole second before dismissing. After showing her a few ideas she decided on this fancy little number. I did the second and third tiers as dummy (styrofoam) cakes so we wouldn't have tons left over. The bottom tier was a chocolate cake saturated with caramel sauce, filled with chocolate mousse and iced in chocolate buttercream. Mmmmm. After the party was over and my kids were napping I had some special alone time with the cake and a fork. Can't wait for next year!